User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-29-2019, 10:40 PM #1
ProfessorP's Avatar
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
ProfessorP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
Dobinsons Suspension Lift Installed

Sorry about the long post.

About a month ago, I decided to lift my 2019 T4R Off Road with KDSS. I planned on adding a winch and metal bumper, so I needed a little bit of lift to avoid front end sag. Unfortunately, my post regarding the subject lead to product information overload. Almost all of the suggestions pointed in different and often conflicting directions. I was completely lost!

Fortunately, several T4R members suggested I contact Mike from Dobinsons. Mike made a lift suggestion that fit within my budget and it ended up being exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to Mike for the excellent customer service!

Here are my needs:
  • 2" - 2.5" lift
  • Support weight of winch and aluminum bumper (100 pounds).
  • Maintain most of the factory rake to avoid rear end sag while towing boat.
  • This is my daily driver, so not too tall, stiff or choppy.
  • This is our family road trip vehicle, so comfort is important.
  • Long lasting shocks that don't require rebuilding often.
  • Off road mostly in soft sand, mud and moderate trails.

Here's what I purchased:

Front Springs: C59-302 - Stock front end load, 2.5" lift
Front Struts: GS59-700 - Twin Tube, fixed mount (not adjustable), suits 0-2.5" lift
Rear Springs: C59-723 - Stock rear end, 1.5" to 1.75" lift
Rear Shocks: GS59-705 - Twin Tube, suits 0-2.5" lift, softer valving for empty rear ends.
Options/Parts:
SC59-001 x 2 - New front strut top mounts (required for install)
Strut Assembly - Pre Assembled Pair of struts (requires SC59-001 purchase)

The order arrived in perfect condition in 14 days. Paying for the pre-assembled struts was well worth it. I installed the lift myself in about eight leisurely hours. No special tools or workspace. Just me in my garage. Took my time and lots of breaks. Florida heat and humidity is brutal. Overall the installation was made fairly easy by following several of the T4R.com installation tutorials(I've replaced tie rod ends and ball joints before). The hardest part was dealing with the front KDSS, but it wasn't bad at all. Bottom line, if my 50 year old, fat, out of shape art professor ass can do it...

Results:
  • My lift is currently 2.5" up front and 1.6" in back for now. When I install the winch and bumper I should be back to a little less than factory rake (what I wanted). Perfect off road without being over the top.
  • The ride is very smooth and not as squirrelly on the highway. It definitely feels more planted and less mushy without being harsh.
  • Nosedive when braking is noticeably reduced.
  • Best part is the lift fixed my intermittent/cyclical vibration at highway speeds. Before the lift at 70+ MPH I would feel a vibration in the seat and console that would go away then return cyclically every 15-20 seconds. The new shocks and springs eliminated this problem.
  • I REALLY LOVE HOW IT LOOKS!

Brand New 4/27/19: Stock height, factory tires, side steps and rack.



Before Lift: Stock height, factory side steps, 265/70 R17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W, Victory 4x4 Standard Rack.



After Lift: Dobinsons suspension, 265/70 R17 Falken Wildpeak AT3W, Victory 4x4 Standard Rack and RSG Sliders.








Last edited by ProfessorP; 07-31-2019 at 09:54 PM.
ProfessorP is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 11:03 PM #2
KB180's Avatar
KB180 KB180 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
KB180 will become famous soon enough
KB180 KB180 is offline
Member
KB180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
KB180 will become famous soon enough
Lookin' Good!

Similar to the setup I got with the exception that I went 2.5" in the rear (for future rear storage drawers, hatch ladder and bike rack), and the UCA's up front. Still thinking about adding a low profile front bumper/winch at a later date.
__________________
2019 4Runner Off-Road Premium - Nitto Ridge Grapplers 285/70r17's, FN FX Pro Wheels, Rigd Ultraswing Hitch Carrier with Camp Table, C4 Low Profile Bumper, SmittyBilt X20 12K Winch, Gobi Stealth Rack (Light Bar with no Rise Option), Baja Rack Ladder, Rago Molle Panels and Shelf, RSG Rock Sliders, Dobinsons Suspension with UCA's, LED lighting upgrades (interior/exterior), Rav4 blind spot mirror retrofit, Automatic Light Control Sensor upgrade, RSG reverse camera relocate kit. Anytime front/backup camera kit. Ellis Precision TRD Shift Knobs in Stealth Black. Rigid D-SS Flood (Ditch/Side Shooter Flood Lights) with Rago Low Profile mounts. Rad Rubber Designs Engine Splash Guards, Sprint Booster Power Converter V3.
KB180 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 11:05 PM #3
Swipter Swipter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 242
Swipter will become famous soon enough
Swipter Swipter is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 242
Swipter will become famous soon enough
That looks good. Thanks for the info.
Swipter is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 11:10 PM #4
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
Looks great! I went with the 705 rears too and love em!
__________________
2019 ORP - KDSS, Dobinsons C59-300/GS59-700 front and C59-725/GS59-705 rear, Dobinsons UCA, RCI Sliders, RCI & Outgear Solutions skids, Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws E 265/70/17, LFD SS-Crossbars, ARB breather kit (Rear Diff and Locker), ScanGaugeII, onboard ARB Twin compressor and MORRFlate kit
SpeedyKevin is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 11:29 PM #5
KWSRStorm's Avatar
KWSRStorm KWSRStorm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Hershey
Posts: 154
KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough
KWSRStorm KWSRStorm is offline
Member
KWSRStorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Hershey
Posts: 154
KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough
Howd the alignment go without uca's? Also did you need anything for the kdss lean? Looks like the rears are offset for it but didnt see anything about the front.


Looks good!

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
__________________
Build Thread
KWSRStorm is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-29-2019, 11:39 PM #6
ProfessorP's Avatar
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
ProfessorP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by KWSRStorm View Post
Howd the alignment go without uca's? Also did you need anything for the kdss lean? Looks like the rears are offset for it but didnt see anything about the front.


Looks good!

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
Alignment went just fine. They corrected the toe and camber which were off a little after the lift install and got everything within spec. I noticed no additional wander on the highway. Actually it feels a little less squirrelly. The rear springs are slightly different heights for the KDSS lean. The front is about 3/16" lower on one side up front, but it's not noticeable or bothering me, so I'm going to ignore it for now. Never had a truck that sat perfectly level anyway.

Last edited by ProfessorP; 07-30-2019 at 09:38 AM.
ProfessorP is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-30-2019, 11:22 AM #7
KWSRStorm's Avatar
KWSRStorm KWSRStorm is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Hershey
Posts: 154
KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough
KWSRStorm KWSRStorm is offline
Member
KWSRStorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Hershey
Posts: 154
KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough KWSRStorm will become famous soon enough
Awesome thanks!

My main concern is if i NEED ucas. That adds a 500$ tag to a lift so glad that setup doesnt really need one.

Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
__________________
Build Thread
KWSRStorm is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 10:25 AM #8
wadle5's Avatar
wadle5 wadle5 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,185
wadle5 will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
wadle5 wadle5 is offline
Senior Member
wadle5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,185
wadle5 will become famous soon enough
MY GARAGE
Quote:
Originally Posted by KB180 View Post
Similar to the setup I got with the exception that I went 2.5" in the rear (for future rear storage drawers, hatch ladder and bike rack), and the UCA's up front. Still thinking about adding a low profile front bumper/winch at a later date.
I am looking at doing the same as I also carry well over 150lbs on the daily in the rear and have a 3rd row. So if I do 2.5 up front or less I am okay with factory UCAs? Just inundated with all the suspension info.
__________________
-2013 T4R SR5-MYSALSA-KO2's
-(SOLD)2006 T4R SR5. Nautical Blue Metallic. 255/70/17 General AT2. LED Interior Swap. Toytec Ultimate 3inch lift/Icon 2.0s Rear, SHROCKWORKS Front Bumper, OEM FJ wheels, WM Roofrack, slowly working it up. My Build thread HERE
-(SOLD)2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. BMW Mica Blue paint job. Cobb stage 2 tuning. Other modifications.
wadle5 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 11:03 AM #9
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by wadle5 View Post
I am looking at doing the same as I also carry well over 150lbs on the daily in the rear and have a 3rd row. So if I do 2.5 up front or less I am okay with factory UCAs? Just inundated with all the suspension info.
I have a 2.25 ish lift in the front and didnt need UCAs. However, i wanted more caster and got the dobinsons uca. Favorite upgrade so far as the bump steer is pretty much gone on and off road. Car drives so much nicer!
__________________
2019 ORP - KDSS, Dobinsons C59-300/GS59-700 front and C59-725/GS59-705 rear, Dobinsons UCA, RCI Sliders, RCI & Outgear Solutions skids, Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws E 265/70/17, LFD SS-Crossbars, ARB breather kit (Rear Diff and Locker), ScanGaugeII, onboard ARB Twin compressor and MORRFlate kit
SpeedyKevin is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 11:58 AM #10
ProfessorP's Avatar
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
ProfessorP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedyKevin View Post
I have a 2.25 ish lift in the front and didnt need UCAs. However, i wanted more caster and got the dobinsons uca. Favorite upgrade so far as the bump steer is pretty much gone on and off road. Car drives so much nicer!
I can feel my wallet getting $500 lighter... eventually.
ProfessorP is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 12:34 PM #11
Gone2vegas Gone2vegas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Southeast, AZ
Posts: 60
Real Name: Peter
Gone2vegas is on a distinguished road
MY GARAGE
Gone2vegas Gone2vegas is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Southeast, AZ
Posts: 60
Real Name: Peter
Gone2vegas is on a distinguished road
MY GARAGE
Thanks for sharing all the details. With all the options out there it definitely helps. Would you mind sharing what your budget was? PM is fine if you don't want to share it here.
__________________
2016 MGM TEP w/KDSS - Bilstein Leveling Kit, C4 Sliders & Summit Ladder, FN BFDs, GFC RTT

Instagram
YouTube
Gone2vegas is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 01:22 PM #12
KB180's Avatar
KB180 KB180 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
KB180 will become famous soon enough
KB180 KB180 is offline
Member
KB180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: SoCal
Posts: 68
KB180 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by wadle5 View Post
I am looking at doing the same as I also carry well over 150lbs on the daily in the rear and have a 3rd row. So if I do 2.5 up front or less I am okay with factory UCAs? Just inundated with all the suspension info.
Give Mike a call at Dobinsons. Initially, I ordered mine without the new UCA's, but added it to my order later before it shipped. I was told it would ride a lot nicer replacing the UCA's. In my case, I'm keeping the same OEM tire size/TRD wheel combination, and wanted the heavier set up with a possible future steel bumper/winch up front, and storage drawers in the rear. Now I just have to find the time to install it!
Attached Images
Dobinsons Suspension Lift Installed-2019-07-29-18-32-12-jpg 
__________________
2019 4Runner Off-Road Premium - Nitto Ridge Grapplers 285/70r17's, FN FX Pro Wheels, Rigd Ultraswing Hitch Carrier with Camp Table, C4 Low Profile Bumper, SmittyBilt X20 12K Winch, Gobi Stealth Rack (Light Bar with no Rise Option), Baja Rack Ladder, Rago Molle Panels and Shelf, RSG Rock Sliders, Dobinsons Suspension with UCA's, LED lighting upgrades (interior/exterior), Rav4 blind spot mirror retrofit, Automatic Light Control Sensor upgrade, RSG reverse camera relocate kit. Anytime front/backup camera kit. Ellis Precision TRD Shift Knobs in Stealth Black. Rigid D-SS Flood (Ditch/Side Shooter Flood Lights) with Rago Low Profile mounts. Rad Rubber Designs Engine Splash Guards, Sprint Booster Power Converter V3.
KB180 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 01:54 PM #13
ProfessorP's Avatar
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
ProfessorP ProfessorP is offline
Member
ProfessorP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Florida Sun Coast
Posts: 214
ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about ProfessorP has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gone2vegas View Post
Thanks for sharing all the details. With all the options out there it definitely helps. Would you mind sharing what your budget was? PM is fine if you don't want to share it here.
My budget was $1000. With strut pre assembly, tax, shipping and discount it was VERY close.
ProfessorP is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 02:17 PM #14
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
SpeedyKevin SpeedyKevin is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 233
SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about SpeedyKevin has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProfessorP View Post
I can feel my wallet getting $500 lighter... eventually.
Worth it!
__________________
2019 ORP - KDSS, Dobinsons C59-300/GS59-700 front and C59-725/GS59-705 rear, Dobinsons UCA, RCI Sliders, RCI & Outgear Solutions skids, Falken Wildpeak A/T3Ws E 265/70/17, LFD SS-Crossbars, ARB breather kit (Rear Diff and Locker), ScanGaugeII, onboard ARB Twin compressor and MORRFlate kit
SpeedyKevin is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 07-31-2019, 03:28 PM #15
Drobs Drobs is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Missouri
Posts: 183
Drobs will become famous soon enough Drobs will become famous soon enough
Drobs Drobs is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Missouri
Posts: 183
Drobs will become famous soon enough Drobs will become famous soon enough
Looks good!
__________________
2019 T4R Off Road 4x4
265/70R17 Falken Wildpeak A/T3W, Eibach Pro Truck Lift, Warn VR10 Winch, Warn 100022 Winch Bumper, TRD Skid Plate, Cali Raised Light Bar, Shrockworks Step Sliders.
Drobs is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
end , front , lift , rear , stock

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dobinsons Suspension - 4th Gen Options DobinsonsUSA 4th Gen T4Rs 560 10-17-2019 02:07 AM
Improperly Installed Suspension/Lift - Requesting Assistance In Order To Correct Lean Kamber Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 0 07-09-2015 08:21 PM
My suspension lift is installed! ShooterMcGavin 3rd gen T4Rs 7 06-16-2015 03:26 PM
Has anyone installed a Revtek suspension lift? Floridarunner 4th Gen T4Rs 4 10-06-2008 08:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.